CALL FOR APPLICATION: TRANSLATION RESIDENCY
Edge of Arabia & Dar al-Ma'mun Present:
CALL FOR APPLICANTS: TRANSLATION RESIDENCY
Edge of Arabia and Dar al-Ma’mûn are launching a new partnership involving artist residencies and translation projects. The first steps in this collaboration are a residency at Dar al-Ma’mûn for Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem, as well as an Arabic edition of Henry Hemming’s monograph on his work, published in English by Edge of Arabia in 2011 under the title Abdulnasser Gharem – Art of Survival.
Edge of Arabia and Dar al-Ma’mûn invite translators working from English into Arabic to apply for a month-long residency at Dar al-Ma’mûn in order to translate the book.
Genre of the text: biography of Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem and commentary on his work. Click here for more information.
Size of the text: 22,000 words
Conditions of stay: the selected translator will benefit from a return flight to Marrakech, single accommodation on site, meals included, a well-stocked and staffed library, and a US $ 2,800 stipend.
The translator will have an opportunity to converse with both the artist and the author of the monograph during his or her residency.
The translator is expected to finish the translation by the end of his stay at Dar al-Ma’mûn, and to remain available after the residency period for revisions to the Arabic text.
The application should consist of:
- A curriculum Vitae
- A translation into Arabic of the text contained in the pdf attachment, “Flora & Fauna”, excerpted from Abdulnasser Gharem – Art of Survival
- An indication of the translator’s earliest availability for a month-long residency in Marrakech, knowing that the residency should start no later than 1 September 2012.
The applicant’s CV should list publications as well as previous translation work. Previous experience in writing or translating art criticism is appreciated, though by no means required.
Applications should be sent no later than 21 June 2012, to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful applicant will be notified by 30 June 2012.